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IEEE N42.18

2004 Edition, 2004

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Specification and Performance of On-Site Instrumentation for Continuously Monitoring Radioactivity in Effluents

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The Joint Subcommittee of American National Standards Committees N13 and N42, which was responsible for the development of this standard, was established by authority of the Chairmen of American National Standards Committees N13 and N42 to represent the interests of the respective parent committees. The Joint Subcommittee comprises 50 percent manufacturer and 50 percent user membership; thus this standard includes the additional feature of incorporating the experience of both the manufacturer and the user.

The American National Standards Committee on Radiation Protection, N13, which, together with the American National Standards Committee on Instrumentation, N42, reviewed and approved this standard, had the following membership at the time of approval:

M. E. Wrenn, Chair

James E. Sohngen, Secretary

Organization Represented

Name of Representative

American Chemical Society

Ira B. Whitney

American Conference of Governmental IndustrialHygienists

D.E. Van Farrowe

American Industrial Hygiene Association

H. Wilbur Speicher

American Insurance Association

Karl H. Carlson

American Mutual Insurance Alliance

William J. Uber

American Nuclear Society

James E. McLaughlin

American Public Health Association

Simon Kinsman

Gerald S. Parker (Alt)

American Society for Testing and Materials

L B. Gardner

J. H. Bystrom (Alt)

A. N.Tschaeche (Alt)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

H.J. Larson

Association of State and Territorial Health Officers

Sherwood Davies Atomic Industrial Forum

James E. Sohngen

Electric Light and Power Group

Marvin Sullivan

Gordon A. Olson (Alt)

Environmental Protection Agency

David S, Smith

Health Physics Society

L. J. Cherubin

John J. Ferry (Alt)

Industrial Medical Association

William Doran, Jr

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

D.G. Pitcher

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

Ken Okolowitz

Robert Budd (Alt)

International Association of Governmental Labor Officials 

Jacqueline Messite

Phillip M. Bourland (Alt)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Paul R. Shoop

Manufacturing Chemists Association, Inc

P.W. McDaniel

Paul Estey (Alt)

National Bureau of Standards

Thomas P. Loftus

Thomas Hobbs (Alt)

National Safety Council

Hugh F. Henry

Julian B. Olishifski (Alt)

Harry Rapp (Alt)

Uranium Operators Association

L.W. Swent

R. T. Zitting (Alt)

US Atomic Energy Commission

Edward J. Vallario

Walter Cool (Alt)

US Bureau of Labor

John P. O'Neill

US Public Health Service

Richard F. Boggs

Roger G. Bostrom (Alt)

Individual Members

William O. Chatfield

Donald C, Fleckenstein

Duncan A. Holaday

Remus G. McAllister

The American National Standards Committee on Instrumentation, N42, had the following membership at the time of approval:

L. Costrell, Chair

D.C. Cook, Secretary

American Chemical Society

L.P. Remsberg, Jr

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

J. Lieberman

American Industrial Hygiene Association


American Nuclear Society


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

R.C. Austin

American Society of Safety Engineers


American Society for Testing and Materials

J.L. Kuranz

J. A. Dwyer (Alt)

Atomic Industrial Forum

W.J. Lepeska

Health Physics Society

J.B.H. Kuper

R. L. Butenhoff (Alt)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

L. Costrell

L. H. Horn

L. Kornblith

J. J. Loving

J. Forster (Alt)

Instrument Society of America


SEDEC Electron Tube Council


Manufacturing Chemists Association

M.C. Mason

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

J.F. Connelly Oak Ridge National Laboratory

F. Manning

Scientific Apparatus Makers Association

W.H. Howe

Underwriters' Laboratories

L.H. Horn

R. E. Dufour (Alt)

US Atomic Energy Commission

Division of Biology and Medicine

H.R. Wasson Division of Reactor Development and Technology

C. Povet

US Department of the Army Materiel Command

A.E. Cohen

Office of Secretary of Army Office of Civil Defense

C.R. Siebentritt, Jr

US Department of Commerce National Bureau of Standards

L. Costrell

US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare — Public Health Service

H.J.L. Rechen

R. Peterson (Alt)

US Naval Research Laboratory

D. C, Cook


O.W. Bilharz

S. H. Hanauer

W. C. Lipinski

R. F. Shea

E. J. Vallario

The Joint Subcommittee N13/42, which was responsible for developing this standard, had the following membership at the time of approval:

Edward J. Vallario, Cochairman (N13)

Joseph Bellian, Cochairman (N42)

E. Bemis

V. T. Chilson

A. Cohen

John Dempsey

E. E. Goodale

J. D. Henderson

R. L. Kathren

W. R. Klein

T. P. Loftus

H. W. Patterson

H. J. L. Rechen

C. R. Siebentritt. Jr

H. R. Wasson

The drafting committee, Task Group B, had the following membership at the time of approval:

J. G. Bellian

V. T. Chilson (consultant)

A. Cohen

J. D. Henderson

A. P. Hull (consultant)

R. L. Kathren

L. R. Kueberth (consultant)

J. M. Selby

E. J. Vallario


This standard provides recommendations for the selection of instrumentation specific to the continuous monitoring and quantification of radioactivity in effluents released to the environment. The effluent streams considered may contain radioactive gases, liquids, particulates, or dissolved solids singly or in combination. This standard specifies detection capabilities, physical and operating limits, reliability, and calibration requirements and sets forth minimum performance requirements for effluent monitoring instrumentation. Unless otherwise specified, the criteria herein refer to the total system. This standard applies only to monitoring during routine operation that includes abnormal releases. Emergency situations, where additional performance capability will be required, are a matter of separate consideration.

Also outside the scope of this standard are sample extraction and laboratory analyses, normally used for intercomparison between monitor calibrations and laboratory analyses, and other applications for continuous monitoring instrumentation such as environmental monitoring or process control. Sampling techniques are covered in ANSI N13.1-1969, Guide to Sampling Airborne Radioactive Materials in Nuclear Facilities.